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GROUP OF EYE DISEASES THAT GRADUALLY STEAL SIGHT WITHOUT WARNING

GLAUCOMA

A glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. “If left untreated glaucoma can result in irreversible blindness.” Vision loss is caused by damage to the optic nerve. This nerve connects our eye to the brain so that the brain receives and perceives the images. A healthy optic nerve is necessary for good vision.

The glaucoma department at Ahalia foundation eye hospital is well equipped with the latest technologies to establish the clinical diagnosis of glaucoma. Our major doctors in Glaucoma are Dr. Sajeev Cherian Jacob (MBBS, MS Ophthal, Specialisation in Glaucoma, Paediatric Squint) Dr. Blessy MBBS, MS.

Who are at risk for developing glaucoma?

Anybody can have glaucoma, but certain groups are prone to develop glaucoma, these are :

  • The Person with family history of glaucoma
  • High eye pressure
  • High Myopia
  • High Hypermetropia
  • Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Steroid users
  • Diabetes

How does Glaucoma develop?

Clear liquid called aqueous humor circulates inside the front portion of the eye. To maintain a healthy level of pressure within the eye, a small amount of this fluid is produced constantly while an equal amount flows out of the eye through a microscopic drainage system. (This liquid is not part of the tears on the outer surface of the eye.) Because the eye is a closed structure, if the drainage area for the aqueous humor – called the drainage angle – is blocked, the excess fluid cannot flow out of the eye. Fluid pressure within the eye increases pushing against the optic nerve and causing damage.

Symptoms of Glaucoma

At first, there are no symptoms. Vision stays normal till the advanced stage. First, the patient loses his side vision, if remain untreated complete vision is lost and the damage is irreversible even after the treatment. The symptom of angle-closure Glaucoma includes severe pain and nausea, as well as redness of the eye and blurred vision. If you have these symptoms, you need to seek treatment immediately as this is a medical emergency.

How Is Glaucoma Treated?

Glaucoma treatment may include prescription eye drops, laser, or microsurgery. The treatment of choice varies with the type of glaucoma. Eye drops for glaucoma. These either reduce the formation of fluid in the front of the eye or increase its outflow. Thereby reducing the pressure inside the eye Laser surgery for glaucoma.

Laser surgery for Glaucoma slightly increases the outflow of the fluid from the eye in open-angle glaucoma or eliminates fluid blockage in angle-closure glaucoma. Microsurgery for glaucoma. In an operation called a trabeculectomy, a new channel is created to drain the fluid, thereby reducing intraocular pressure that causes glaucoma.

What Patients Say

Nikhil prakash J
Nikhil prakash J
March 23, 2022.
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I had a cataract surgery at Ahalia hospital and it was done successfully by Dr Rajkumar sir even though it was little complicated. I am fully satisfied with the behaviour of each staffs in the department especially my counselor Ms Aathira who gave us a proper care and guidance throughout the time. So happy with the experience at the hospital.
Radha Unnikrishnan
Radha Unnikrishnan
March 23, 2022.
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I have a very satisfying experience in Ahalia eye care hospital regarding the treatment for my retina problem.The excellent care and service received from the Dr and the hospital staff is praiseworthy.Dr Rajkumar and his able staff made me so comfortable and fearless that the procedure was done very smoothly.The councillor staff and miss Chitra need a special mention for co- ordinating everything very efficiently.I have full faith in the hospital and so I have decided to continue the treatment here itself.
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March 18, 2022.
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Excellent service before and after surgery.
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Overall service and Surgery very good
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viju k
March 15, 2022.
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My father has undergone cataract surgery under doctor Rajkumar Maheswari.He is very satisfied with the outcome of surgery and the services provided by each and every staff in the department.Thanks a lot to the doctor and whole team , I really appreciate their efforts to make each patients welcomed.The whole ambiance and the infrastructure was well maintained, I recommend this hospital....
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March 15, 2022.
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Great experience. Excellent service with all facilities. Doctors and staffs were very supportive and helpful.